Granada is a city full of history and culture, and its gastronomy is no exception. From traditional dishes to local producers, the city has a lot to offer. Spain Food Sherpas is a gastronomic tour company that takes visitors on a journey through Granada's culinary scene. On this tour, you can expect to explore tapas, wine, local producers, and more.
Read on to learn more about what you can experience on a gastronomic tour of Granada with Spain Food Sherpas.Spain is renowned for its delicious food, and the locals take pride in their fresh, traditional ingredients and recipes. Before the tour, Spain Food Sherpas asked us if we had any allergies or dietary restrictions so that they could accommodate us. Two of the members of our group were vegetarians, and their preferences were taken into account at each stop.Our first stop was at Granada Passion, a specialty food store in the center of the city. Here we learned about the history of Spanish food, meal times and traditions, and how important dishes are prepared.
We also sampled some of the store's products, such as a soft glass of pink Syrah from Contreras Ruiz, a family vineyard in Huelva.Eggplant is very typical of Granada and was introduced to Spain by the Arabs. This is one of the reasons why Spanish food and wine are not as well known outside of Spain as other countries' cuisines. We also learned about Queen Isabella of Castile's decision to make pork one of the main staples of the local diet after Granada fell.Tapas are an important part of Granada's gastronomic culture, but there is much more to explore than just tapas. The store owner was passionate about good food and creating handmade products in small batches.
We also had the opportunity to visit nearby cities such as Malaga and Seville on excursions with Spain Food Sherpas.Overall, our gastronomic tour of Granada with Spain Food Sherpas was an incredible experience. We learned a lot about Spanish cuisine and culture while sampling some delicious food and wine. If you're looking for an immersive experience in Granada, I highly recommend signing up for one of their tours.